Police said a western Pennsylvania couple kept a drunken intruder at bay with baseball bats until officers could arrive.
Online court records don't list an attorney for 20-year-old James Pratchenko, of Center Township. He faces a preliminary hearing Monday on charges including burglary, prowling and public drunkenness.
The Beaver County Times said Aliquippa police were called to Roberta and Robert Allison's home about 3:50 a.m. Sunday after Roberta Allison heard a noise and found a strange man in the kitchen. Police said the couple both grabbed bats and kept the man in their home until officers arrived.
Police said Pratchenko told them he followed an unknown person into the house after his cellphone was stolen. Police said Pratchenko was drunk.
He doesn't have a listed home phone number.
“The 20-year-old was highly intoxicated. He was in a house that he did not belong and in a neighborhood he did not belong. We’re not sure what was on his mind at that time,” said Aliquippa Assistant Police Chief Donald Couch.